Founded in 1897, Hobart has announced that 2022 marks the company’s 125th anniversary of bringing innovative cooking, dishwashing, food preparation, weighing and wrapping equipment to the foodservice and food retail industry.

From the first-ever introduction of motorized mixers, coffee grinders and dishwashers in the late 1800s and early 1900s to the advanced, WiFi-enabled devices of today, Hobart looks to continue delivering industry-leading technology solutions to support the needs of commercial and institutional kitchens, groceries, bakeries and delis worldwide.

“Reaching a milestone of 125 years in business is more than just celebrating our history,” says Todd Blair, director of marketing. “It’s about using that foundation to look to the future—to continue offering unmatched equipment technology that always keeps our customers and their needs top of mind. Hobart wants to empower them to do what they love most—create great food for great people.”

In recognition of the anniversary and to celebrate its customers and community, Hobart plans several activities throughout the year—all focused on the theme “We Innovate. You Create.” These include a variety of social media activities, as well as a Hobart 125th anniversary celebration giveaway.

The company plans to honor its employees at a summer celebration event at the Hobart headquarters in Troy, Ohio. In turn, employees will participate in a Give-Back Day to support the Troy community. They plan to volunteer time at local independent grocers and restaurants to show their appreciation and engage the community in the 125th anniversary celebration.